Willem van Swanenburg (1580-1612), after Abraham Bloemaert (1566-1651) - St Jerome in a cave with lion

Description
Willem van Swanenburg (1580-1612), after Abraham Bloemaert (1566-1651) - St Jerome in a cave with lion
Engraving, Etching - Plate signed - 1610

St Jerome (Hieronymous) seated in a cave, holding a book that is resting on a skull. In front, a crucifix and shepherd's hat and a lion behind.

Engraving/etching made and published by Willem Swanenburg. After design by Abraham Bloemaert.
Lines of verse below by Petrus Scriverius

Inscriptions:
"A. Bloemaert invent."
"W. Swanenb. sculp. et exc."
"1610"
"Sanctus in obscuro recubans HIERONYMUS antro......Viventi BETHLEHEM cui Paradisus erat." "P. Scriverius"

On laid paper, with large watermark.

Paper-size: Width 17.0-17.3cm Height 26.2-26.5cm

Condition: Cut somewhat irregularly outside the printed areas. Horizontal central crease. Stains. Age-related paper-colouring (see photos).

References:
- Rijksmuseum Object Number: RP-P-OB-60.793 Width: 17.3cm Height: 26.6cm
- British Museum Numbers: D,7.92 Width:17.3cm Height: 26.5cm & 1917,1208.542 Width:17.3cm Height:26.7cm

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Willem Isaaksz van Swanenburg (1580-1612) Dutch Engraver, active in Leiden. Pupil of his father Isaac, and of Jan Saenredam.

Abraham Bloemaert (1566–1651) Dutch painter, draughtsman &etcher/engraver. Worked mainly in Paris, Amsterdam & Utrecht, mostly painting history subjects and landscapes. Trained many artists, including his four sons.

Petrus Scriverius (1576-1660) Dutch humanist, linguist, poet & scholar on the history of Holland and Belgium.

Lot details
Object
Print
Artist
Willem van Swanenburg (1580-1612), after Abraham Bloemaert (1566-1651)
Title of artwork
St Jerome in a cave with lion
Period
Pre-1800
Year
1610
Technique
Engraving, Etching
Signature
Plate signed
Total dimensions
-×-×- cm
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